Moisture Stresses in a Long Hollow Wood Pole of Constant Outer and Inner Radius in a State of Plane Strain

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Basudev Ghosh

Department of Mathematics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

J. Appl. Mech 36(3), 641-644 (Sep 01, 1969) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3564735 History: Received July 07, 1968; Revised March 25, 1969; Online September 14, 2011


Moisture stresses in a long hollow hygroscopic cylindrically aeolotropic circular cylinder in a state of plane strain are determined mathematically in infinite trigonometric series form. The analysis is then applied to find similar stresses in a long hollow wood pole made up of species walnut for a physically important moisture-content distribution. It is observed that the infinite sums representing the stresses converge and the stresses can be evaluated with the help of a digital computer up to any desired accuracy.

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